Film: Raat Akeli Hai
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Khalid Tyabji, Aditya Srivastava, Padmavati Rao, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Nishant Dahiya, Shweta Tripathi, Gyanendra Tripathi, Shreedhar Dubey, Swanand Kirkire, Riya Shukla, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ila Arun, Natasha Rastogi
Director: Honey Trehan
Reviewer: George Sylex
Overview - I am a huge fan of whodunit films and that is actually what "Raat Akeli Hai" is. Honey Trehan's debut film is a fine inclusion to the arrangements of whodunit in Bollywood. Typically I am entirely acceptable at speculating the closure of movies this way, anyway "Raat Akeli Hai" caused me to remain alert. Uncovering what occurred in the main demonstration of the film came as a stunner to me and I knew there must be more to it. I spent the remainder of the film attempting to assemble all the pieces and wound up astonished by the closure.
The whodunit begins with demonstrating a purposeful mishap of what is by all accounts a couple at that point, however, then we realize the person is only the driver. A long time later, Inspector Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is searching for a young lady, gets doled out to the instance of a government official's death. In his examination, each relative is at Jatil's radar for killing the top of their family for their benefits. All of them have a rationale, and Jatil assesses the equivalent. Some dark certainties about the family unfurl in this examination, and that is the thing that the film is about. Do you smell anything like Rian Johnson's Knives Out? I would say it's a tribute.
From the beginning, the film reels you in with its gutsy homicide mystery plot. It doesn't happen in common style, uncovering key minutes at surprising occasions. In any case, it's many-sided to such an extent that nothing is ever completely what it appears. It makes it an absolute impact for the watcher, keeping you altogether fascinated by all the madness. The way this film ties itself up, in a slick little bow, is more than great.
Every single actor really sparkles in their individual jobs, conveying some extraordinarily clever lines, just as physical satire, keeping the general tone of the film light. Nawazuddin and Radhika Apte stood apart most to me. The two of them order the scene in each second, and in any event, when put aside or background, are as yet getting your eye. They are immovably supported up by strong exhibitions by Shivani Raghuvanshi, Shweta Tripathi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, and Aditya Srivastava.
Honey Trehan comprehends the facial prerequisites of his essential characters, and he has gotten practically all the entertainers totally spot on. This, alongside the sets, particularly the mansion and neighboring zones, function admirably for the milieu. We witness limited paths with flooding sewers, dull back streets, cowhide tannery, and a general vile inclination. The modest community set-up becomes precarious when there are numerous characters playing in equal tracks as they can without much of a stretch break the claustrophobic climate the creator needs to lead you into. Trehan has done this privilege too.
Final Verdict - "Raat Akeli Hai" is mindful, interesting, to some degree unsurprising and totally absurd in the most beguiling manner. An incredible genre film that shows the significance of fine writing in the present time of Bollywood.
For the Fans of Whodunits!